‘The IT Crowd’ starts shooting last ever episode

Creator Graham Linehan tweets a photo of Chris O'Dowd and Katherine Parkinson arriving on set

The last ever episode of The IT Crowd has gone into production.

Created by Graham Linehan, one half of the duo behind Father Ted, the office-set sitcom debuted on Channel 4 in 2006 and ran for four series. Earlier this month (May) Linehan announced he had locked down plans to revive the show for a special one-off finale.

Now Linehan has used Twitter to reveal that filming is underway. Yesterday morning (May 27) he posted the following tweet containing a picture of cast members Chris O’Dowd and Katherine Parkinson:

Later in the day, Linehan tweeted a picture of their co-star Richard Ayoade before confirming that filming had gone well. “First day done. Think we got some really funny stuff. HUGE thanks to our brilliant cast and crew for working the extra hour,” he posted

The last episode will have a slightly longer 40-minute running time and Linehan apparently wrote the script over a year ago, but filming was held up by the actors’ busy schedules. Matt Berry, the fourth regular cast member, has also signed up to return.

Since the last series of the The IT Crowd, O’Dowd has appeared in Hollywood comedies such as Bridesmaids and This Is 40 and Ayoade wrote and directed hit British indie flick Submarine. Meanwhile, Parkinson has appeared in Sherlock and Berry recently guested on an episode of Portlandia.